Wednesday, February 24, 2016

MAHARAJ: “Lightment” vs. Enlightenment, Part “B”

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In the eBook entitled The Relative Results of Returning to "The Child Ignorance Stage" or "The Child No-Knowing State," “the Relative Results” points not only to what eventually became the most significant understanding that Maharaj finally reached, and not only to the most significant understanding that was finally reached here as well, but also to the most controversial understanding that was reached by both:

There are only "relative results." There are no "post-relative existence results" of any kind.

As far as "the past" or any supposed "future," those are only mental, dreamed up delusions. There is only NOW (meaning, there is no future that requires so much as a single moment of consideration or concern from anyone); thus, the invitation here is this: Sweat not eternal punishment. Seek not eternal reward. Relax in the NOW, in this and each moment of the manifestation, and do that right up until the final moment when this manifestation comes to an end.

Maharaj said: “I am real for I am always now, in the present, and what is with me now shares in my reality. The past is in memory, the future - in imagination.”

He said: “Time is endless, though limited; eternity is in the split moment of the now. We miss it because the mind is ever shuttling between the past and the future. It will not stop to focus the now. It can be done with comparative ease, if interest is aroused.”

“WE MISS IT BECAUSE THE MIND IS EVER SHUTTLING BETWEEN THE PAST AND THE FUTURE”.


The masses are into dodging and escapism and avoidance and evasion, so they will try to ignore and escape reality by looking back on what they take to be “the good ole days” which were not the way they are being remembered at all. If one’s perspectives were distorted “then” (when their perceptions - their mind images - were first stored in the mind), then those same memories if recalled now are still . . . distortions.

Similarly, persons who focus on “the future” are also trying to escape the realities of the present: “This life is tough, it’s hard, but I’m going to live in a way that assures I’ll receive my eternal reward and the bliss of living eternally with God the Father and Christ the Savior and worshiping them and singing their praises every second forever.” (If you want to know what that lifestyle would really be like for eternity, talk to the wife of any arrogant, serf-absorbed, egomaniacal, narcissistic, controlling male who expects his wife and children and everyone else to honor him and praise him and adore him and glorify him for every second of his life and then you might understand why hoping for an eternal life like that is totally insane.)

or

“I am a male who is going to make sure that I die in the service of Allah so that I can spend eternity with a lot of women, including seventy-two virgins; including thousands of wives, each with her hymen still intact; and also including thousands of well-experienced concubines who will forever be at my beck and call. Yahoo! Brothel heaven!” (Talk about body identification only.)

or

“I’m presently living as THAT, so I do not have to be concerned with reality because I am abiding as Reality. The AM-ness is not for me. The THAT-ness is what I’m all about. And being My Supreme Self is what it's all about. In fact, being God is what I'm all about.”

Maharaj: “Abstraction is mental and verbal and disappears in sleep, or swoon; it reappears in time; I am in my own state, timelessly in the now. Past and future are in mind only - I am now.”

Yet so many deny themselves pleasure and happiness and bliss now as a result of their magical, distorted thinking because they have bought into the nonsensical teachings which convinced them to believe that the forfeiture of “earthly pleasure and happiness and bliss now” is worth the sacrifice because - if those are avoided now - then I will be assured to have “heavenly pleasure and happiness and bliss in the future, forever.”

After Yeshu’a (Jesus) was exposed to the non-dual teachings, he said: “No one shall ever see the kingdom of heaven. It is within” . . . now. So there it is, right from the horse's mouth for his two billion non-followers who take themselves to be his "followers": 

There is no heaven, so there is no god waiting "there" to judge you; therefore, there is no eternal life to work for; there is no eternal punishment to avoid; in fact, because there is no death (because there was no birth . . . only a cycling of elements), then there most assuredly will be no "re-birth"; there is nothing post-manifestation to worry about or hope for; therefore, you might as well enjoy the existence now because it is the only opportunity that exists for you to enjoy anything.

Of the trillions of life forms that have come and gone on planet earth or that are currently present today, none - other than humans - have ever had a belief, so none most assuredly have ever had the belief that they need to worry about the future or about salvation. None - other than humans - have ever worked constantly to learn more dogma or to complete more spiritual exercises. None - other than humans - have worked to try to assure peace now or eternal life later. None - other than humans - have had any fears are desires about either the past or the future. None - other than humans - have ever killed so-called “infidels” in order to cover the price of admission into a dreamed up "Celestial Cathouse for Eternity."

Can you even imagine the level of freedom that could come if persons were to truly grasp what unfettered liberation and unchecked independence could come if only persons were to comprehend fully these two pointers alone?

1. There are only “relative results.” There are no "post-relative existence results" of any kind.

2. As far as the present and any supposed “future,” there is only NOW; thus, the invitation here is to sweat not eternal punishment. Seek not eternal reward. Relax in the NOW, in this and each moment of the manifestation, and do that right up until the final moment when this manifestation comes to an end.
 
To be continued

Please enter into the silence of contemplation.

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